{Friday Find} Fairytale Ceremony

This ceremony, from Snippet and Ink, encapsulates all the magical, story book fairytale you read as a child. It has beautiful trees, deep green shrubbery, and a castle! Believe it or not the castle backdrop is made entirely of cardboard and the detail is exquisite. This ceremony is reminiscent of Robin Hood and we love it!  To view more photos and read the full wedding story visit: http://www.snippetandink.com/quirky-diy-berkeley-wedding.html/ 

Be Marry,

C&C

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{Tuesday Tip} Wedding Magazines

Wedding Magazines 

Are those coveted bridal magazines beginning to pile up?  Try this idea, condence the photos, tips, and ideas you like into one book. Tear out all the pages you bookmarked, hole punch them, and place them in a binder or folder. Not only will this provide you with greater space it will also keep all the creative  ideas in one place rather than having to flip through numerous magazines to find “that” page.

Be Marry,

C&C

{Real Wedding Decorations} Ortiz Wedding

Alex and Wendy’s ceremony and reception was crafty and cute. The couple was married in the courtyard ceremony location and tied burlap thread around glass bottles filled with flowers that were placed on the ceremony chairs lining the aisle.

The couple did a key lock exchange during their ceremony and carried the lock and key theme into the reception. Various sized keys had place cards with the guests seating arrangements tied onto the them.

 

 

 

Placed at each guests place seating was a Mad Libs sheet that featured questions about the couple and a monogrammed pencil with the couples name and wedding. Alex and Wendy plan on composing the Mad Libs together to create their guest book. Each place seating also featured a wine cork with the guest name hand written on a piece of paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centerpieces for the evening included martini style vases with pale green pebbles and a small tea light. Confetti shaped in the form of a bride and groom were scattered around the centerpieces to provide just enough festive cheer.

 

 

 

The couple had a small cake created by Tasteful Cakes and a wide array of mini cheesecakes for the guests to enjoy.

 

 

 

The couple also had a candy buffet for guest to enjoy. The candy choices definitely went along with the black, green, and brown colors used during the wedding and reception.

 

 

 

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Ortiz!

Be Marry,

C&C

{Real Wedding Decorations} Baquero Reception

Gloria and Nelson’s wedding reception was held on Friday, October 14, 2011. The reception was intimate and included the couple’s families. The floral arrangements and decorations for the evening were provided by Gloria’s sister-in-law who did a wonderful job. We really liked the feather accent she incorporated into the floral arrangement on the head table.

 

 

Placed on center of the white, floor length linens were black napkins, tall, glass, vases that had a single, red, long-stemmed rose floating in a vat of water. Candles were placed around the centerpieces and were monogrammed with the couples name and embellished with a black and white pattern and jewels. The finishing touch to the table was the red, strewn, rose petals.

 

 

 
 
 
 
Placed at the head table were black, square vases with the patterned ribbon that was used on the candles. Red and white roses were utilized in the vases with the exclusion of the center arrangement that had a black feather accent in the center. In between the vases, a thick line of red rose petals were placed.
 

 

 

 4 tiers of white frosting accented with black ribbon, small black flowers, and embellished with dots and red roses was the perfect complement to the evening decorations.

Be Marry,
C&C

{Tuesday Tip} Sunset

Research what time the sun will set on your wedding day.

If you want beautiful, sunset lighting during your ceremony, be sure to do your research. It will require a bit of web surfing to find the designated sunset time for your wedding month but it is a crucial tip to include in the wedding planning process because you want to provide your photographer with enough time to take photos in natural lighting and you want to start your ceremony at an appropriate time to avoid saying your vows in the dark.Keep in mind that the sun sets much earlier in January versus the almost 8 o’clock sun set time in August.  Therefore, plan accordingly.

Be Marry,

C&C

{Real Wedding Decorations} Proffitt Wedding

Old 1920 glamour and a crafty bride with a flair for flower arrangements made Sunday, October 9, 2011 an enchanting ceremony and reception.

Photo by Andrea's Photography

Jamie and Brad were married in our courtyard ceremony location and decorated the altar site with swirling topiary trees and a wrought iron arch with green foliage and hydrangeas. We were in awe of Jamie’s gorgeous dress! The swooping back, small cap sleeves, lace detail, and small train summed up everything this bride envisioned for her wedding. We couldn’t help but gaze at Jamie throughout the evening. Not only did she look  like a glamorous film star she was beaming with happiness.

Photo by Andrea's Photography

The reception room was decorated in ivory  floor length linen, ivory chair covers, ivory napkins, and champagne organza sashes. Centerpieces included green vases with pale green hydrangeas, purple roses, and branch accents that the bride created with her friend and bridesmaid. Each table also had a gold frame with its designated table number.

Each guest received a small party favor as well as a save the date card for guests to view the evenings photos provided by Andrea’s Photography.

Jamie and Brad had a creative and personal guest book. Contained in a frame was a photo of a bare tree with two pink love birds perched on a branch. Guests were asked to dip a finger in a green stamp pad and place their print on a branch of their choice to cover the newly blossomed Proffitt tree with their  presence. This will provide a wonderful piece of art to hang in their home.

The twinkling lights in the chandelier draping, provided by Unique Weddings and Flowers, was the finishing compliment to the romantic and vintage room decor. Jamie hung a wooden sign with three hearts over the family’s table from the center of the chandelier. The first heart had Mr. and Mrs. Proffitt handwritten in the center the two, smaller, dangling hearts had the children’s names. The family sat in the center of the room, surround by their family and friends.

  Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple decorated a manzanita cupcake tower with sweet treats from Truly, Madly, Sweetly. Also included on the table were two framed photos of the couple’s two children sampling the cupcakes, two bottles of wine decorated in wedding attire, a lush flower arrangement, and a glass lantern.

Jamie did a wonderful job transforming the room into a beautiful, comfortable, and mesmerizing escape for the evening. She did a perfect job combining old Hollywood glamour with vintage, personal, family touches.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Proffitt!

Photo by Andrea's Photography

Be Marry,

C&C